Star Wars Updates: With two directors of Star Wars proving fruitful, but would the same be said if the trilogy was directed by J.J. Abrams? As far as viewers know, the sequel is still quite principle.
It is seen often that the middle movie of any Star Wars trilogy ends up being the heart of the entire storyline. It caresses the ideas of the first movie so that by the time the third movie comes around, the smallest details fall into place to make up the bigger picture.
The second part of the series took a divisive approach, with some fans hating what Johnson did, feeling it upended everything Star Wars should be, while others loved it for it not being a formulaic retread of the original trilogy.
Though there are many speculations around the return of Abrams, it’s worth pondering over the changes he might have made in the trilogy.
Rey’s Parentage Would Be Different
Subtle hints are dropped in The Force Awakens that there’s more to Rey’s parentage than depicted- that she’s not simply a nobody scavenger who was abandoned on Jakku. Consequently, Abrams decided that she must be related to somebody who was (or is) important in the Star Wars galaxy.
Star Wars: The death of Snoke wouldn’t have taken place in The Last Jedi
Snoke’s death in The Last Jedi came largely as a surprise, as he was firmly set up as the series’ main villain in The Force Awakens. It is believed that he probably would not have died in Abrams’ version.
Luke Skywalker’s Arc (& Death) Wouldn’t be the same
In an interview, Abrams said, “I felt the biggest surprise was how dark Luke was. That was the thing that I thought: ‘Oh, that was unexpected.'”
Star Wars: How Abrams’ Sequel Trilogy Would End
Ultimately, the ending of Abrams‘ version of the sequel trilogy would mostly be the same. From the beginning, Abrams had a redemption arc in mind for Kylo Ren (a.k.a. Ben Solo).
Even the last frame probably would’ve been the same. From the beginning, Abrams set out with the message that parentage doesn’t necessarily define people and that a person doesn’t have to be from a heroic family to become a hero.
Would J.J. Abrams’ Sequel Trilogy Be Better?
Better is a controversial term but we feel that Abrams’ sequel might have been more consistent, it’s difficult to determine whether the end result would’ve been better or worse.